2021 Sampler Class - Paper Piecing...all year round
May 18th assignment... due June 15th
you may choose to do one or both of the Butterfly blocks for May's assignment.
A - B - C - D - E
|once the sections are constructed...stitch the sections together.
REMEMBER...the solid black lines are the
STITCHING lines and the fabrics
need to extend past the outer lines at
least 1/4" so that you are able to trim the
block to 8"
...finished size 7.5"
April 20th assignment... due May 18th
you may choose to do one or both of the Flower Pot blocks for April.
(Confession...I did the "chick" block because it only had three sections!)
|the three sections
once the sections are constructed...stitch the sections together
March 16th assignment... due April 20th
you may choose to do one or both of the Gnome blocks for March.
I am thinking that I may want to put all blocks together into one project
| once the sections are constructed...stitch the sections together
REMEMBER...the solid black lines are the STITCHING lines and the fabrics
need to extend past the outer lines at least 1/4" so that you are
able to trim the block to 8"...finished size 7.5"
Check out what others are doing with blocks...
VISIT the Show & Tell FACEBOOK group!
February 16 assignment...due March 16
I would suggest starting with that block if you are new to Paper Piecing.
the general instruction suggests using a large scrap, I find that using a strip at least a couple inches
wider than the area that is to be covered works most of the time. many of the lines are at an angle which
makes it tricky to guess where to place the second fabric.
for January - I did "Snowman 2"
...step one - make copies of the pattern and cut the sections apart
...step two - start with section A ...place the fabric for piece 1 under the paper to check to
see that it will cover the area. (refer to page 3)
...step three - place fabric for piece 2 right sides together (RST) with fabric for piece 1
...step four - stitch on the line between area 1 & 2
...step five - trim the fabric around the paper pattern ...1/4" beyond the solid line
continue to construct the sections for the block in alphabetical order...following the numerical order
within each section,
use the edge of a postcard to fold the paper pattern along the seam line to trim
the fabric for the seam allowance. when trimming, be sure to line the 1/4" line of your
ruler up with the folded edge of the paper.
...IMPORTANT!! resit the urge to trim along the folded edge!!!
when you have to un-sew, I find it easier to cut the stitches between the two fabrics.
it's too easy to rip the paper if you try to cut the thread from the paper side!
occasionally scrap trimmings from a section will be large enough to cover small areas on
FYI...in case you haven't noticed...the finished block is the reverse of the printed pattern image.
SHOW & TELL ...Suzanne's snowmen!